Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Now Accepting Junior Docent Applications | News Release | City of Alexandria

Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 4.23.39 PMDo you know a child or student who enjoys learning about history and talking about what they know?  Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Junior Docent Program is a wonderful way to encourage their interest and enthusiasm!

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, is now accepting 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade applicants for the Junior Docent Program. Junior Docents learn the museum tour and provide tours, often in 18th-century clothing, Sunday afternoons during the summer. They offer an important service by engaging visitors of all ages and sharing their interest in history.

To be considered, students must complete the application, available at www.gadsbystavern.org and return it to the Museum no later than Thursday, April 27.  Applicants must also attend an audition on Sunday, April 30, where the child will have the chance to give a short presentation on a historical topic of his or her choosing.  If selected, the student must be available for the training classes on Sundays, May 21 and June 11from 2-4:30 p.m. and be willing to do additional preparation outside of the training classes.  Questions should be directed to the Curator of Education at 703.746.4739.

As America began as a nation during the late 18th century and emerged in the 19th century, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria as well as the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.  Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria. For more information, please call 703.746.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3852, Virginia Relay 711.

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